Chaise longue

Alright ‘Murica. I’ve got a bone to pick with you.

Chaise longue.

Take a look at that phrase. Very closely.

First of all, the first word is French for chair. That should be a hint that the second word may also be French.

Take a look at where the U is. Most notably, it is not between the O and the N. That is where it would be if it said “lounge”. However, it is between the G and the E. That’s because it’s the feminine form of the French word for long.

As in “long chair”.

So please, stop calling it a “shays lounge”. It’s a “shez long”.

By Dave

Dave is the proud father of Ellie and Jack. There's nothing that makes him happier than spending time with his incredible wife and their amazing children. He's a civil/mechanical engineer and he also builds and maintains WordPress websites.

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